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By Our Special Correspondent
KOLKATA NOV.27. Five policemen were injured and a police jeep partially damaged in a landmine explosion triggered by suspected People's War militants in the Salboni area of West Midnapore district in West Bengal today.
The police were combing the forest area for militants belonging to the extremist PWG and MCC outfits.
The incident has heightened concerns of the State Government over the smuggling in of sophisticated explosives such as landmine devices into the State by militants from their clandestine bases in neighbouring States.
The local police had sought the assistance of their counterparts in the adjacent States of Jharkhand and Orissa to arrest those responsible for today's incident, the State's Director General of Police, Dinesh Bajpai, told The Hindu today.
On October 11, the PWG extremists exploded a similar landmine through a remote-controlled device killing an officer-in-charge of Bandawan thana in the adjoining district of Purulia.
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